Disguised Toast responses backlash over signing female streamer roster for VCT Game Changers 2023 – Many people were surprised when Disguised Toast revealed his pro-VALORANT team for VCT Challengers on January 9, 2023. He even revealed his female roster for the VCT Game Changers on March 27. But this time, the Twitch streamer faced backlash from the community. He addressed the backlash and responded to why he had to sign up all-female-streamer roster. Here is everything you need to know about it.
Disguised Toast responses backlash over signing female streamer roster for VCT Game Changers 2023
The DSG Game Changers roster included one established pro player — Lydia “tupperware” Wilson (the in-game leader) and four other female streamers — Jodi “QuarterJade” Lee, Kyedae “kyedae” Shymko, Sydney “Sydeon” Parker, and Tenzin “TrulyTenzin” Dolkar. The coach for the team is Corey “ruin” Hartog.
Introducing the DSG Game Changers team!
players:@QuarterJade @kyedae @Sydeon @TrulyTenzin @tupperwareplays (In-Game Leader)
They’ll be streaming their scrims and practice throughout the week!
Open Qualifiers starts April 4th! pic.twitter.com/ETXHZ1F95k
— DSG (@Disguised) March 27, 2023
But the announcement was not well received by the VALORANT Game Changers community. Some pointed out that the DSG GC roster will be focused more on content rather than pro-play.
Responding to these criticisms, Disguised Toast shared the story of why he choose to sign the aforementioned roster.
I assure all the girls on the team are taking this event very seriously and they all meet the criteria set out by Riot to participate. You do not get to gatekeep them from this event just because they are streamers.
Toast also mentioned that while he was trying to reach out to unsigned female players and agents across the Game Changers community, but he simply did not have time to put a team together.
A month ago I asked who the best unsigned GC player was – I received a lot of great recommendation but ultimately felt like there was not enough time to put together a team responsibly in just under a month.
The structure would just not be in place to support a new team.
— DSG Toast (@DisguisedToast) March 28, 2023
Toast said that a female pro team for the VCT Game Changers would cost him around $300,000. Since he was not willing to commit such a large amount so quickly, he decided to move towards a more content-worthy approach.
Toast believes that the Game Changers circuit is an under-served market and has huge potential. The added attention brought by a streamer-heavy team will be helpful to the female VALORANT scene.
The North America VCT Game Changers 2023 Open Qualifiers begins on April 4. Stay tuned with us to get the latest updates from VALORANT and its esports scene.
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